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English definition of “recreation”

recreation

noun [C or U] (ENJOYMENT)    /ˌrek.riˈeɪ.ʃən/
B2 (a way of) enjoying yourself when you are not working : His favourite recreations are golf and playing Scrabble . Emma's only form of recreation seems to be shopping .Pastimes - general words recreational     /-əl/ adjective C2 recreational activities / facilities / interests Pastimes - general words
(Definition of recreation noun (ENJOYMENT) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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